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Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Trail in the Woods Book Blast and Giveaway

I was thinking more this tacky bookcase spooky tail for this book but... its scifi instead. Check out the title then be sure to enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card. You have through 6/22 to enter., but why wait. Enter today. Good luck.

The Trail in the Woods
by Stanley C Straub
Genre: Science Fiction

Something or someone has encapsulated an entire valley on Earth.

The story begins at an abandoned overgrown trail with the scary name of 'The Devils Tail'. The trail lies a few miles southeast of Portland Oregon. The trail has been around for several years and has many frightening rumors associated with it about why people disappeared while hiking the trail. Two childhood friends get together and chat about the trail. One of the friends, Janet Johnson, an experienced hiker wants to hike the trail and the other Bob Wild is terrified of the trail and doesn't want to hike it. Bob tells Janet that the reason he is doesn't want to hike it is because people who hiked the trail never came back. Janet thinks this is silly and just rumors. She finally convinces Bob to reluctantly go with her on the trail. The two of them set out on a thrilling and frightening adventure of a lifetime. What they encounter changes their lives forever. The hike encompasses the interactions of people from two different worlds and the meeting of a Charles Manson type leader who thinks he is God.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club Book Blast and Giveaway

Eleven winners in the giveaway associated with this cozy mystery trilogy. Best prize is winner gets to name a character in the next book. Would you name character after yourself? in memorance of a dead family member? Or perhaps just make up one?  Giveaway ends 6/21 and is open worldwide. Good luck.

The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club – Book 1
by Ann Warner
Genre: Cozy Mystery 

In Book One of this cozy mystery series, a morose parrot with a reputation for biting sums up Brookside Retirement Community for reluctant resident, Josephine Bartlett. But when Brookside turns out to be a setting for art theft, dodgy dealings, and…naked poker it becomes vastly more interesting. Josephine investigates the unusual goings on with friend and handwriting expert, Lill Fitzel. And the two befriend a young woman Josephine tries to prevent from making the same mistakes she has made.

National Beauty Drive Ends 5/31 #NationalBeautyDrive

Have you heard about the National Beauty Drive? It is an effort by Project Beauty Share (PBS) to collect new personal care, hygiene, and beauty products for distribution to organizations helping marginalized women get back on their feet. PBS has joined forces with privé Hair Products asking their supporters nationwide to gather their “tribe” and donate hygiene and beauty products to disadvantaged women all over the country through their new #NationalBeautyDrive campaign, running May 1st through May 31st.

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Loving Tap Water Again Giveaway

What are your thoughts on drinking water straight from the tap? Here's a chance to get a filtering water pitcher to remove any minerals and what not from the water. Giveaway is open to continental US residents only and you have through 6/7 to enter. Good luck.
Loving Tap Water Again Giveaway

Welcome to the Loving Tap Water Again Giveaway!

1 Winner

Up to $75.00 RV
This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

JoyJolt Carre Crystal Cake Holder Giveaway

I did a doubletake when I saw the value of this prize, $350. Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on 6/1.  Good luck.
JoyJolt Giveaway at Mommy's Playbook #Giveaway
Enter to Win a JoyJolt Carre Crystal Cake Holder (APV $350)
This great giveaway is Sponsored by JoyJolt
and Hosted by Mommy's Playbook
How do You Celebrate with Joy?
JoyJolt is a family-owned and operated business who has proven to be a unique lifestyle brand that fuses modern styling with traditional etiquette. Their contemporary, high-quality glassware, drinkware, and barware are designed to provide you with luxury craftsmanship at an attainable price. JoyJolt stands behind every product that is created and hopes every moment you spend toasting and celebrating with their products is filled with joy!

The Winner of this Great Giveaway will be celebrating joyfully with this beautiful cake holder from JoyJolt! The JoyJolt Carre Crystal Glass Cake Holder is made out of 100% high quality crystal. This limited edition piece comes beautifully packaged in a gift box that will bring anyone joy just by receiving it! Learn how to enter to win your very own Carre Crystal Glass Cake Holder below.

Radio Flyer Stars & Stripes Daily Giveaway

Were you a fan of your Radio Flyer wagon while you were growing up? Well, now they offer a few more items and Radio Flyer is giving away one toy daily from now until June 28. Participants need to sign up each day to be eligible to win the Radio Flyer toy of the day. Only one entry per day will be counted; duplicates will be voided. Check out their calendar above for all the great toys available. Every entry is only for that day, so be sure to visit daily for more chances to win! Winners will be announced on Radio Flyer’s Facebook page each week!

"Summer on the Go" with Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020 Giveaway and Life's A Beach Hop

If you have young children, you've probably run across the National Geographic Kids books. If you haven't yet... here's the chance to start. They're a great addition to any child's library. Now's your chance to win the latest Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020, along with a whole Summer on the Go prize pack. And, there is a second multi-blog giveaway in here for a Go Pro from National Geographic. And... this is part of the Life's A Beach Blog Hop, meaning you have easy access to even more giveaways from other bloggers.

National Geographic Summer on the Go Grand Prize Giveaway

This giveaway is mentioned in my Summer on the Go with Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020 Giveaway and Life's A Beach Hop post. I wanted to make sure you didn't miss it in case you weren't interested in the National Geographic prize pack.

National Geographic is giving away a GoPro Hero7 Silver camera and a copy of the Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2020. Total retail value of $314.98. As best as I can tell, the giveaway is only shared by those bloggers partnering with Nat Geo for their Summer on the Go / Almanac review/giveaway. So, see that other post if interested in a book review or having another chance of winning the almanac and a whole prize package.

The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada and ends on 6/30. Good luck.

A Life Singular Series Book Blast and Giveaway

When was the last time you read a seven part book series? Here's your chance to get started and catch up before number 7 comes out in December. You have highlights of all seven below. Then be sure to enter to win an Amazon gift card or the whole series of books, two winners. Open worldwide through 6/16. Good luck.

In essence a love story, "A Life Singular" is a seven-part contemporary fiction serial.
The books' themes are triumph over mental illness, the choices we make between right and wrong, and how one affects the other over the relentless passage of time. Sales proceeds go to two Australian non-profit organisations assisting young people with their education: EdConnect Australia and The Smith Family.
Dealing with some of the more complex social justice issues of our age, the universal theme of love and our fascination for celebrity spirit the reader behind the scenes of a superstar family who are plunged into grief, proving that there are always many sides to a story we see in the media. The important events in our public lives are always overshadowed by the backstory's real truth.
A Life Singular
A Life Singular Series Book 1
by Lorraine Pestell
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction 

First in Epic 7-part Serial: Love and Loss, Celebrity and Secrets

The Endless Pursuit of Love and Wisdom

What do you do when you lose the one who gave your life meaning? You write about it. You tell the world how amazing it is to love and be loved by someone so special, what love helps you achieve and how it makes you stronger.
Jeff Diamond had built a life of influence, adulation and wealth by making the right choices for the right reasons. He lived by the law of reciprocity, a lesson learned on the streets as a teenager with nothing but an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Plagued by the scars of a violent childhood, he created his vision and fought for it. And once he no longer needed to fight for himself, he fought for others.
Yet when Jeff’s dream girl was taken from him and their children by the ignorant act of a jealous misfit from his own home town, the millionnaire realised just how far he had come. Why had he succeeded when so many like him fail? It wasn’t complicated. The secret lay in the endless pursuit of love and wisdom; life’s two magic ingredients. Now Lynn was gone, he resolved to use his remaining days to account for their life in a way that would inspire young people to make his type of choice rather than García’s.
Then after their story was written, he would be free to go after her, to begin the whole incredible journey over again. Everyone has a life singular: one; unique; extraordinary.

Prestel Publishing Children's Book Giveaway

Here's some children's books you can try to win. Well.... book, but you get your choice from the available books shown below. Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, and ends on 6/2. Good luck.

Welcome to the Prestel Children's Book Giveaway!

1 Winner will have their choice from 3 books.

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is A Rain of Thought

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.


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Courage to Stand Book Blast

We have the rare non-fiction title featured here. This time its a law book from author and trial lawyer Sandra Spurgeon. Check it out.
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Non-Fiction / Law
Published: May 21st, 2019

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Success Through Passion and Endurance

As a leading expert in trial law, Sandra Spurgeon masterfully outlines the art and science of case-winning strategies inside and outside the courtroom.  Having successfully litigated thousands of cases, with over 120 of them litigated to verdict in both state and federal jurisdictions, she reveals the secrets of successful litigation techniques.

You will learn her highly effective strategies for:

Case Selection

Discovery Process

Trial Preparation

Execution in the Courtroom

Spurgeon not only clearly describes these methods, but also demonstrates how to apply them - through real examples of courtroom “war” stories.  Based on her vast experience spanning nearly two decades, Courage to Stand – Mastering Your Trial Strategy, is designed to not only help the beginning attorney, but to also sharpen the skills of veteran lawyers.

This work goes far beyond theory and reaches into the trenches to reveal how some of the most difficult cases can be won by utilizing a proven synthesized plaintiff and defense litigation practice which has collected millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for her clients.  Having successfully litigated 1000s of cases with 120+ litigated to verdict in both state and federal jurisdictions, she reveals the secrets of successful litigation techniques.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Teddy and Teri Book Blast

Prolific author Dennis Littrell brings us his latets offering called Teddy and Teri. I definitely didn't think of Teddy Roosevelt when I heard the name. Looks like an interesting read.

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Literature, Fiction

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Theodore Roosevelt Crenshaw, "Best Heart-Throb" of his high school class, now in is early thirties is looking to get what he wants out of life regardless of what anybody thinks.

He meets Pamela White, a sharp 38-year-old business woman whose sexual hunger cannot be drowned in bourbon. She makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

At nearly the same time he runs into Beverly Simons, a slightly neurotic, rather plump high school classmate with whom he once had a one-night stand. She is now widowed with a strikingly beautiful six-year-old daughter.

Enter Jerry Weinstein, Esq., a rotund, gourmand bachelor lawyer specializing in criminal law and a very dead Bradford Vincente, the 17-year-old son of pizza king Tony "Pan-a-Mint" Vincente of Palos Verdes…

Set in the South Bay beach communities of suburban Los Angeles some thirty years ago, the novel is a lurid tale of murder, lust and the inevitable consequences of ravenous appetites that can never be satisfied.

A Savage Kultur Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Five winners for the giveaway associated with this latest book from author Monique Roy. Be sure to read the excerpt before entering the giveaway. Open worldwide through 5/23. Good luck.

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Historical Fiction
Date Published: May 1, 2019

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In Oxford, England, Ava, a Jewish art student at Oxford University, receives a heart-wrenching letter from her grandfather after he dies. From the letter, she learns that her grandfather has given her his London art gallery, which he says will secure her future, as well as provide a place for her to grow her artistic talents and follow her passion for art. The letter also describes his one last wish—that she find a treasured Vincent van Gogh painting, The Lovers: The Poet's Garden IV, that belonged to her grandparents and was deemed degenerate and looted by the Nazis in 1937.

Arriving for the first time at the gallery, she discovers old photographs in a secret room that recount the harrowing past—a Nazi propaganda parade in 1937. She quickly becomes aware that the room and the gallery, with an empty frame for the missing van Gogh, hold such rich memories of her grandparents. As conversations with her family members and those connected to the painting spur memories, the book switches back and forth between the current timeline and the timeline during the war to tell the stories of those affected by the painting and its fate.

On the train to her grandfather’s funeral, she meets Gordon Rose, an FBI agent, disguised as an art restitution lawyer. He helps her track down the missing van Gogh, while at the same time, he goes after an Neo-Nazi albino art forger named Luther.

Ava pays several visits to her grandmother, her only living relative who lived through the war, hoping she remembers something about the past that will be a clue to the missing painting and their lives in Germany during the war. It is in these hours that she sits with her grandmother that she learns about her grandparents finding refuge on an Austrian farm after they flee Munich and of Charlotte, a local farm girl who lives at Lake Toplitz.

Ava’s grandmother who struggles with dementia recalls Charlotte’s last name. With this information, Ava tracks down Charlotte at her home at Lake Toplitz and questions the old woman about what happened at the lake. On her last breath, Charlotte speaks of the secrets hidden in the lake.

When Gordon breaks into Luther’s Austrian hideout, he believes Luther has forged the missing van Gogh painting. Luther claims it is the real deal. To right a wrong and under the duress of Gordon and law enforcement, Luther returns the painting to Ava.

Ava takes the van Gogh painting to her grandmother. Still not sure if it's the real thing or not, Ava wants to bring her grandmother closure during her last days. Gordon wonders if they should call an art expert to examine the painting. She believes it was meant to be there, whether real or fake. In the end, Gordon and Ava reveal their true feelings for one another.

KORE Essentials Belt & Buckle Giveaway

Looking to score a new belt for dad? You just might have found the rigth place. Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on 6/3. Good luck.
Finding Your Kore with Kore Essentials #KoreEssentials #tracklinebelt! KORE Track Belts - the best-fitting belt DAD will ever wear. #FathersDay2019
Enter to Win a KORE Essentials Belt & Buckle of Your Choice!

This great giveaway is Sponsored by KORE Essentials
and Hosted by Mommy's Playbook this giveaway.

Get Dad something he actually WANTS this Father's Day! Get him KORE Track Belts - the best-fitting belt DAD will ever wear! It doesn't matter what your dad does for a living, what size he wears, his favorite, color, or the car he drives -- EVERY Dad will love to receive a KORE track belt because they are awesome!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Free Gift at

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Receive a FREE gift with any $60+ purchase at! All you have to do is load up your cart with any items totaling $60 or more, and then you’ll be able to choose between a FREE “Believe” Small Ceramic Planter or a “Blessed” Small Ceramic Planter. Just use coupon code GARDEN. $15 value. Offer ends May 22nd.

Jacks and Tire Changers

What do you think happened when an early automobile got the very first flat tire? Thankfully, the jack was already invented. It was just used for other things, like jacking up houses and heavy equipment, too.

Lugz 2.0 Denim Giveaway

Every once in a while there is a Lugz shoe/boot giveaway. This is the first time I've seen this particular shoe given away. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 6/6 to enter. Good luck.
Lugz 2.0 Denim Giveaway

Welcome to the Lugz 2.0 Denim Giveaway!

1 Winner

Up to $69.99 RV
This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Ekster Safe Wallet For Dad Giveaway

Is it time to get dad a new wallet? Here's a chance for a new one from Ekster, worth over $100. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 6/5 to enter. Good luck.
Give Dad Ekster Safe Wallet Giveaway

Welcome to the Give Dad Ekster Safe Wallet Giveaway!

1 Winner

Up to $109 RV
This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Girls of Yellow Book Blast and Excerpt

This looks to be a new series from author Orest Stelmach. He's also the author of the Nadia Tesla series, another series of murder thrillers. Perhaps some of these will be optioned for film development, too. Check out the book info and the excerpt.

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Mystery, Thriller
Elise De Jong/Sami Ali Book 1
Publisher: Penwood
Published: May 2018

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Imagine a world where modern governments failed their citizens and long-simmering conflicts escalated into global war. Imagine if its survivors migrated toward those who share the same faith. Imagine the continents are ruled by religions.

When the mysterious death of a teenage girl triggers memories of a similar childhood event, police Detective Sami Ali becomes consumed with solving her murder. Persecuted by the shame of his past, Ali will stop at nothing to find the killer, even if his investigation puts his wife and daughter at risk.

As he follows the clues, Ali collides with another lost soul - a foreign spy. Elise De Jong's official mission in Eurabia involves the acquisition of a priceless item that could shift the balance of power among the theocracies. But she also has a personal objective - to find her last living relative, the little sister whom she hasn't seen since her birth.

To succeed in their missions, Elise and Ali must find common ground despite their religious differences, for they can depend only on each other.

Ugly Christmas Pajamas & Adult Onesies Giveaway

You've surely heard of ugly Christmas sweaters. Now we have ugly Christmas pajamas. What could next? It's a continental US only giveaway here. You have through 6/10 to enter. Good luck.
Ugly Christmas Pajamas & Adult Onesies giveaway @uglyXsweater @SMGurusNetwork #MySillyLittleGang

Welcome to The Ugly Christmas Pajamas & Adult Onesies Giveaway ~ Ends 6/10!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Mother’s Day/Father’s Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is My Silly Little Gang

My co-host for this giveaway is:

Deliciously Savvy,

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
PLUS a Big Thank You To All Promoting Bloggers Involved In This Fabulous Giveaway!
Bold Coffee Sampler Giveaway #TwoRiversCoffee #MySillyLittleGang

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Friday, May 17, 2019

The Optical Lasso Book Blast

Author Marc Corwin brings to us a sci-fi fantasy thriller in The Optical Lasso. Looks like the author is donating half is royalties to rare disease research. Hope you enjoy the book.

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Sci-fi Fantasy Thriller
Publisher: Page Publishing
Published: February 2019

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A creature lying dormant beneath the Earth’s crust for over 35,000 years, waits patiently to transform a dying young boy into one of mankind’s greatest leaders in a time of dire need.

In the year 2140 CE, Planet 9, more commonly known as Vixus, has resurfaced on the edge of the Milky Way... the only known planet that periodically reverses its rotation. Last seen in the middle of the Kuiper Belt in 2066 CE, it mysteriously disappeared after being discovered by a Galactic Corps scout ship. The unknown energy source enabling Vixus to spin in opposite directions represented great power which could help turn the tide in a war Earth was losing.

The Fighting Fury, the Corps' finest platoon, has been called in to conduct a search and rescue operation for several missing landing parties. Following a fierce battle on the planet surface, Lieutenant Janet "Cat" Miles, leader of this elite group of combat women, was captured. She soon found herself imprisoned with the Corps' most fabled leader, Commander Jason Cody. His name would forever be linked to the infamous wormhole hidden on Neptune's dark side; an area of space now cautiously avoided by all due to the menace which lurks within.

Paranoia raced through both leaders' minds. Could he trust a woman who seemingly had no imperfections? Could she trust a man who had vanished from sight years ago? Earth's future laid in the balance as they struggled to overcome their mutual distrust and acknowledge what those before them understood: "If you live long enough, the wisdom will come."

All the Dirty Secrets Book Blast and Giveaway

We have here book FOUR in the this mystery series from author Marian Lanouette. Where will it take you? Perhaps to the giveaway down below for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 6/14.

All the Dirty Secrets
A Jake Carrington Thriller #4
by Marian Lanouette
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Pub Date: 5/14/19

It’s a shocking blast from the past when homicide detective Jake Carrington finds himself investigating the last woman he’d suspect of murder . . .

Recovering from a stab wound to the gut, and dealing with the news that his sister’s killer might beat the system, Lieutenant Jake Carrington needs some downtime. But that’s cut short by a very sensitive case: the murder of the police commissioner’s wife. The crime scene—a dive hotel, complete with provocative, incriminating photos—suggests the victim was having an affair. But Jake finds that hard to believe—as hard to believe as the #1 suspect . . .

Jake hasn’t seen his high school sweetheart, Melinda Mastrianni, since the day his sister, Eva, died. He’d turned down Eva’s request for a ride so he could go see Melinda, and the guilt has never left him. Now Melinda’s a local photographer, mostly shooting weddings and graduations. Definitely not the kind of pics that led him to her doorstep. But when Melinda disappears, and more prominent women turn up dead, Jake will have to navigate through a twisted blackmailing scheme to find out if the girl he once knew is long gone—or if she’s a killer’s next target . . .

Tense and authentic—a suspenseful page-turner!” --Leo J. Maloney on All the Pretty Brides

SensaCalm Weighted Travel Blanket Giveaway

Here we have a giveaway for something that I've been seeing more of lately, not necessarily as prizes but just more of... Open to US residents only, you have through 5/31 to enter. Good luck.

 Nanny to Mommy received complimentary products to host this giveaway. All opinions are her own.

SensaCalm Giveaway Event!

Hosted By: Nanny to Mommy
Sponsored By: SensaCalm

Going somewhere?
We know, weighted blankets aren't exactly travel-friendly- that's why SensaCalm made the weighted travel blanket! With easy carrying handle and dual buckles, the weighted travel blanket is perfect for those on the go who would like to leave their larger weighted blanket at home. Try one today and get going! 
Size: 34" X 50" (throw size)
**Comes with a FREE matching travel pillow!**
The SensaCalm Weighted Travel Blanket is:
- Made with no fluffy polyfill, for compactness
- Therapeutic to soothe anxiety and insomnia
- Constructed in the USA with quality materials.
- Machine washable and dryable.
- Small enough to use on a plane, a bus, in the car, or anywhere!
- Custom-made to order.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Capresso CoffeeTEAM TS Coffee Maker Giveaway

Personally, I can't imagine spending over $200 for a coffee machine when you can get one new for under $20. I guess if you ammoritize it over several years it might convince you it is cost effective... You have through 6/23 to try to win this one. Open to US residents only. Good luck.

Capresso CoffeeTEAM TS Coffee Maker Giveaway (1 Winner ~ $220 RV) Ends 6/23 @CapressoTweets @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Capresso CoffeeTEAM TS Coffee Maker Giveaway!

1 Winner ~ $220 RV

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.